It’s that time of year! Tulips all around, some are late, some are already in bloom, I’ve been lucky enough to be at Keukenhof, so I have been indulging ￼heavily! Here’s a few that caught my eye- a few of them are brand new too!
The cutest name, and the cutest colour. My brain wants to call this blue, as there is no true blue tulip, but this comes close. The lavender blue (yeah okay I’ll admit it,) blooms are beautiful, and have a lovely wave to the petal, giving an almost rose-like appearance.￼
These were really fun, the flowers almost look spherical, like a tennis ball! Named after the famous town in China, where they carefully emulate famous artworks… ahem! The colours are invigorating and tropical, and blooms are held on very tall strong stems, almost 2 feet in height￼!￼
This was a huge success on Instagram, I rather underestimated it. The foliage has variegation on it, so it looks pretty much like a Hosta. Perhaps the slugs don’t like it as much… It’s amazing to have a Tulip that gives you beautiful leaves as well as flowers, prolonging that season of interest, because let’s face it, tulip flowers can get blown away in the wind so quickly￼￼! Ouch!
So chic, so delicate, so scarlet. These were lovely, like works of art, and the perfect, dare I say, blood red is really set off by the very fresh green foliage.￼￼
Such a clever tulip, it changes colour, before your very eyes. This gives you a mixture, by only planting one type of bulb. It’s actually just a natural colour change for the tulip, as it reacts to natural changes of temperature, but who knew it would become such a great selling point!￼￼
One of the first tulips I saw when I walked in the doors of the pavilion, this is a lovely curly petal tulip, which is aptly named red dress! What a showpiece!￼
Ooooh it’s another, lovely Hosta type tulip, with gold lined foliage,￼￼ and ruffled double, extra fancy blooms atop the plants!